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Tue Jul 6, 2021, 07:00 AM

Republicans want to make America more like China

Two powerful countries, two important anniversaries. On Thursday, July 1, the Chinese Communist Party celebrated 100 years since its founding. On Sunday, July 4, the United States celebrated 245 years since the formal adoption of the Declaration of Independence. The differences between these two political milestones are stark — and remind me of why I’m lucky to be an American.

The Declaration of Independence is rooted in the liberal belief that all individuals “are created equal” and that they possess “unalienable Rights” including “Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” By contrast, in Chinese President Xi Jinping’s bombastic oration on Thursday, there was no mention of individual rights. It was all about collective entities — the Chinese nation, the Chinese people, the Chinese Communist Party. Xi told his subjects to “uphold the firm leadership of the Party” because “China’s success hinges on the Party.”

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/07/05/republicans-are-treating-history-like-china-does/

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mitch96 Jul 2021 #1
ShazamIam Jul 2021 #2
mitch96 Jul 2021 #4
ProudMNDemocrat Jul 2021 #3

Response to reACTIONary (Original post)

Tue Jul 6, 2021, 07:43 AM

1. Kinda sorta like back in the 1930's American industrialists wanted the US to be more like

Nazi Germany... To the point of trying to topple the Gov't and impeach Roosevelt..

https://www.washingtonpost.com/history/2021/01/13/fdr-roosevelt-coup-business-plot/
https://www.amazon.com/Plot-Seize-White-House-Conspiracy/dp/1632203588
Thank God for Smedly (neat name btw) Butler..
https://tinyurl.com/42w9m8hc

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Response to mitch96 (Reply #1)

Tue Jul 6, 2021, 08:50 AM

2. The huge difference between that plot and the one we are in is now they have the Qmagat troops.

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Response to ShazamIam (Reply #2)

Tue Jul 6, 2021, 01:34 PM

4. That's where Smedly Butler came in.. Grandpa Bush and his cronies hired Butler and

had the backing of upwards of 500,000 paid ex military troops to aid with the overthrow FDR.
Butler blew the whistle and the coup went away.. Great reading...
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"In November 1934, Butler told the committee that one Gerald P. MacGuire told him that a group of businessmen, supposedly backed by a private army of 500,000 ex-soldiers and others, intended to establish a fascist dictatorship"

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smedley_Butler
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Business_Plot

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Response to reACTIONary (Original post)

Tue Jul 6, 2021, 09:29 AM

3. And these MAGA idiots think once that happens....

They will get taken care of for their part in sedition, for their support in destroying the US Constitution and the rule of law.

Wrong! They will lose their rights to ownership to their homes, Bank accounts, cars, guns, etc.

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